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On Zille and the Familiar Distortions of Black History

  Western Cape premier Helen Zille’s claim, and her feeble justifications for it, that South Africa has colonialism to thank for its independent judiciary and transport infrastructure is gravely ignorant about South Africa’s colonial past. Our judicial system is an inheritance of the Dutch and English systems of law. Neither England nor Holland can claim [...]

The Violence Turning Into Our Worst Enemy

  It appears that the militant Malcolm X dictum, “[b]y any means necessary”, has been treated too literally, without any regard to the evident need to think through and review the purpose and efficacy of the unbridled, anarchic, indiscriminate and very destructive violence that has plagued the re-radicalised student movement over the past eighteen months. [...]